Turning 65? Free Medicare Seminars

If you are turning 65 and would like to attend a free welcome to Medicare Seminar, the Pima Council on Aging hosts seminars the first Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM. Their office is located at 8467 E. Broadway, Tucson, AZ. There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited; registration required. Call PCOA’s Medicare Line to register: (520) 546-2011.   If you’d like more specific information beyond the […]

Moving to Tucson and your Medicare

I recently learned that Tucson AZ has the largest population per capita of residents over 65 years of age compared to 10 other western cities of similar size. And that is year round population, at 18.4% of all ages. So Tucson is not just a snow bird town, but a town where many seniors come to stay year round. If you are moving to Tucson, over 65, and enrolled in a […]

Tucson tops AZ cities in number of Seniors

I attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting this morning, where Jennifer Pullen from the University of AZ gave the members a very interesting presentation about how Tucson ranks in categories including cost of living, median home prices, age of residents, job growth, health of residents to name just a few. It was fascinating.Some things were surprising (we lead the rest of AZ and the US with people over 65 at 18.4 […]

Update-UnitedHealthCare and Northwest Medical Reach Agreement

Effective May 6, 2017,  Northwest Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare  announced they have reached a new, three-year agreement.  This will keep all Northwest Healthcare facilities, urgent care locations, and physicians in UnitedHealthcare’s network. Patients enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare plan will not experience any interruption in their coverage for healthcare services received at Northwest Healthcare. The agreement is retroactive to May 1, 2017, so patients who received care at Northwest during this out-of-network period […]

Northwest Medical-No go for United

If you are enrolled in a AARP United Health Advantage Plan, as of today you may no longer be able to see you doctor if they are affiliated with Northwest Health Care. Northwest Healthcare and United HealthCare were not able to reach agreement for a new contract and many Tucsonans will be affected. The end of the contract results in patients enrolled in UnitedHealthcare insurance plans will no longer be able to […]